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Back to the Outback (2021)

Back to the Outback (2021)
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Original Movie
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All Ages
  • Director(s) :

    Clare Knight, Harry Cripps

    Producer(s) :

    Daniela Mazzucato

  • Cast :

    Isla Fisher Tim Minchin Eric Bana Guy Pearce Miranda Tapsell Angus Imrie Keith Urban Jacki Weaver

  • Cinematographer (DoP) :

    Music Director :

    Rupert Gregson-Williams

  • Production House :

    Netflix Animation, Reel FX Animation Studios, Weed Road Pictures


Tired of being locked in a reptile house where humans gawk at them like they’re monsters, a ragtag group of Australia’s deadliest creatures plot a daring escape from their zoo to the Outback, a place where they’ll fit in without being judged for their scales and fangs. Leading the group is Maddie (Isla Fisher), a poisonous snake with a heart of gold, who bands together with a self-assured Thorny Devil lizard Zoe (Miranda Tapsell), a lovelorn hairy spider Frank (Guy Pearce), and a sensitive scorpion Nigel (Angus Imrie). But when their nemesis — Pretty Boy (Tim Minchin), a cute but obnoxious koala — unexpectedly joins their escape, Maddie and the gang have no choice but to take him with them. So begins a hair-raising and hilarious road trip across Australia, as they are pursued by a zookeeper Chaz (Eric Bana) and his adventure-seeking mini-me (Diesel La Torraca). Directed by Clare Knight and Harry Cripps, and also featuring the voices of Rachel House, Keith Urban, Celeste Barber, Wayne Knight, Lachlan Power, and Jacki Weaver, BACK TO THE OUTBACK is an animated adventure that proves just because something’s different, doesn’t mean it isn’t beautiful.

Back to the Outback is a 2021 computer-animated adventure comedy film directed by Clare Knight and Harry Cripps, from a screenplay written by Cripps, and a story by Gregory Lessans and Cripps. An international co-production between the United States and Australia, the voice cast includes Isla Fisher, Tim Minchin, Eric Bana, Guy Pearce, Miranda Tapsell, Angus Imrie, Keith Urban, and Jacki Weaver. Produced by Reel FX Animation Studios, Weed Road Pictures and Netflix Animation, Akiva Goldsman also served as executive producer.

The film had a limited theatrical release on December 3, 2021, prior to streaming on Netflix on December 10, 2021.

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